The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond

By Amy Sparkes

Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny third book in the House at the Edge of Magic series.

Nine and her friends have cured the house's hiccups and are off to the strange and utterly unpredictable Back of Beyond in search of Professor Dish – Spoon's best friend and partner in all things alchemy. When they find Dish trapped by the greedy witch Ophidia in the basement of a particularly marvellous shop, it soon becomes clear they're going to need something more than Flabberghast's dicey magic and Nine's quick thinking to triumph this time. What they really need is a rather clever witch – one particularly good at curses...

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529505665
  • Published: 05 Jan 2023
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 256

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'A fabulously funny book - I loved it! Prepare to be whisked away on an adventure bursting with magical surprises, dark secrets and strawberry tea...' author of Our Castle by the Sea

'Magically mischievous and sparkling with wit and charm, The Bookshop at the Back of the Beyond is an enchanting and delightful read. I absolutely adored it!' author of Libby and the Parisian Puzzle

'Featured in the Bookseller children's previews for January 2023' The Bookseller

'Like Terry Pratchett or Diana Wynne Jones, Amy Sparkes has a powerfully wicked imagination; the story infused with wit, sarcasm, playfulness and characters that are threatening and shambolic while also being strangely endearing.' Chris Soul

'Amy Sparkes writes with such humour and warmth, she creates the most brilliant characters.' Armadillo Magazine

'I thoroughly enjoy the story and I liked the writing style.' NetGalley Reviewer

'The Bookshop at The Back Of Beyond is another tale of magic and mayhem [...] It's fun and quirky and very much a book to gobble down with laughter.' NetGalley Reviewer

'Ever wondered what it would be like to go into a bookshop beyond your wildest dreams? This book answers that question & then some!' NetGalley Reviewer

'This is the third in this fabulous series and it does not disappoint.' NetGalley Reviewer

'The skillful writing is exuberant, exciting and addictive. The characters and the world leap off the page. This is so much fun to read, teachers and parents will grin as they read it aloud to captivated children. [...] A total joy to read. For fans of The Magic Faraway Tree who want a modern and exceptionally well written adventure. Loved it!' NetGalley Reviewer

'This world is always a delight to enter. [...] Once more, there is warm humour on each page and touches of the strange that make this a wonderful world. This is a fantastic book to share with children a series they'll love to read for emerging readers. As a teacher, I'd love to have this as a class read.' NetGalley Reviewer

'The Bookshop At The Back of Beyond is the third instalment in The House At The Edge of Magic series and possibly my favourite yet. [...] if you're after a story that's wonderfully chaotic, full of magical mayhem but bound together by love and friendship, this is the book for you.' NetGalley Reviewer

'amazingly told story for all ages to enjoy.' NetGalley Reviewer

'I love this series and this book was as chaotic, funny and magical as the others! [...] This is a well-written, fun series for children of all ages that I highly recommend.' NetGalley Reviewer

'The Bookshop at The Back of Beyond is the third instalment in The House At The Edge of Magic series and possibly my favourite yet. [...]if you're after a story that's wonderfully chaotic, full of magical mayhem but bound together by love and friendship, this is the book for you.' The Breadcrumb Forest

'Another tale of magic and mayhem […] fun and quirky and very much a book to gobble down with laughter.' Sifa Elizabeth Reads

'This world is always a delight to enter. [...] Once more, there is warm humour on each page and touches of the strange that make this a wonderful world. This is a fantastic book to share with children a series they'll love to read for emerging readers. As a teacher, I'd love to have this as a class read.' NetGalley reviewer

'Amazingly told story for all ages to enjoy.' NetGalley Reviewer

'I love this series and this book was as chaotic, funny and magical as the others! [...] This is a well-written, fun series for children of all ages that I highly recommend.' NetGalley Reviewer

'This is an imaginative and fun adventure, with a great cast of characters.' Valinora Troy

'The entire story fizzes and zizzes with madcap magical happenings and mayhem as the fast paced plot zigs and zags. Amy Sparkes’ world building is superb as ever!' Red Reading Hub

'The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond retains all the charm and wit from the first two books and is such a captivating read.' Check 'Em Out Books

'Adventurous, magical and brilliantly funny.' Toppsta Reviewer

'Funny and full of magic.' Toppsta

'A brilliant magical adventure.' Toppsta Reviewer

'This book ties up some loose ends and gives you just a taste of what could come next. I really can’t wait for the adventure to continue.' Book Bound

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